— People are idiots…

— People are idiots. They made a lot of stupid things: costumes for dogs, marketing managers and stuff like the iPhone, getting nothing but a sour aftertaste. If we’d worked to develop science, explore the Moon, Mars and Venus… who knows what the world would have been like? Humanity would be able to travel through space, but it chose consuming instead — drinking beer and watching soap operas.

(Ray Bradbury, 2011)